Nextopia Software provides next generation Commerce Site Search, Navigation and Merchandising technology that can help you increase sales through enhanced user experience and shopper satisfaction!

Nextopia's flagship product, eComm|Search is an intelligent, Commerce Site Search solution that enables you to leverage customer search and purchase behavior analysis and deploy sophisticated merchandising strategies.

All Volusion retailers are eligible to receive a free 30-day, no obligation trial of eComm|Search! Awesome, right?

Exporting Product Data From Volusion

  1. From your Admin Area, go to Inventory > Import/Export.
  2. Click on the Volusion API tab.
  3. Click on the Run Generic\Products button in the Generic section.
  4. Select the check box for the * option. This should be the first row.
  5. Click Run.
  6. The page is reloaded, showing an URL to be use as a feed for Nextopia. Select and copy this URL.

Importing Product Data Into Nextopia

  1. Log in to Nextopia.
  2. Click on DevZone > Datasource and paste the URL from the above procedure into the text box.
  3. Click Update.

Adding the Nextopia Code to Your store

Once you’ve linked your product feed into Nextopia, you’ll need to add their code to the search form on your storefront. The code will be provided to you by Nextopia, and will look something like this:

<form method="get" action="http://youraccount.commerce-search.net/advsearch">

where "youraccount" would be replaced with the account name for your store.

This code snippet needs to be pasted in place of the following:

<form name="SearchBoxForm" method="get" action="/SearchResults.asp">

which you will find in your active template.html file.

If your theme shows <div id="display_search_box"> immediately before the search form, you will need to delete _box from it (so that it says <div id="display_search">) and Save, otherwise this will pull up the /searchresults.asp page which the Nextopia code is meant to replace.

You will also need to change the template.css file to maintain the proper display. To do this, open the "template_nnn.css" file in the file editor. Scroll down until you see display_search_box{ . Again, remove _box (be careful not to delete the curly bracket!) and save the changes.

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